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Ben Roethlisberger

Settles Sexual Assault Lawsuit

1/20/2012 4:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ben Roethlisberger
It looks like Ben Roethlisberger has bought his way out of a sticky legal situation ... by settling a lawsuit filed by a woman who claims the Pittsburgh Steelers QB forced her to have sex with him in 2008.

Lawyers for Roethlisberger and his accuser -- Andrea McNulty -- announced the two sides have reached an agreement which ends the lawsuit.

McNulty -- who worked at the Harrah's Hotel in Lake Tahoe at the time of the alleged incident -- had claimed Ben invited her into his penthouse suite to fix a broken TV ... and then raped her.

In her suit, McNulty claimed Ben became "stern," after the alleged rape ... kicked her out of the room and told her, "If anyone asks you, you fixed my television. You fixed my television. Now go!"

Ben adamantly denied all the allegations.

McNulty's lawyer also confirms they have dropped their case against multiple Harrah's employees McNulty had accused of covering up the alleged sexual assault.

The terms of the settlement are confidential.

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31.

ray    

GOOD FOR HER big ben is truly a corksoaker

971 days ago
32.

user007    

"The terms of the settlement are confidential."

For people saying he paid so he's guilty no one knows if he paid anything. The settlement could have been a bag of M&Ms. As I recall she waited like 2-3 years before bring civil charges and never even tried to press criminal charges(Al Sharpton wouldn't even buy this one).

971 days ago
33.

Jay W.     

You'd think if she was raped, she would want him locked up.
Not buying her B. S. story.

971 days ago
34.

joecrabs    

Sounds like prostitution to me. A woman claims to have had sex against her will, but instead of justice, she takes cash. Really?

971 days ago
35.

Good riddance!    

Who lives in peace 'neath the willow tree?
Sexual Harassment Panda!
Who explains sexual harassment to you and me?
Sexual Harassment Panda!
Don't say that, don't touch there..
Don't be nasty says the silly old bear!
He's come to teach you what's right and wrong..
Sexual Harassment Panda!

971 days ago
36.

Truth    

He didn't rape anyone. He had sex with a fan and she just cashed in. Typical woman. You get the boot and you call the cops.

971 days ago
37.

Michael Jackson Was A Pedo    

Guilty.
The guy basically pulled a Michael Jackson. Let his money get him out of trouble and keep the person from talking anymore.
Hope this guy burns in hell with that pedophile Michael Jackson. Rapists and pedophiles are the s*** of the earth.

971 days ago
38.

Keith    

The truth of the matter is that she had sex with Big Ben and now she wants to get paid for it. Wouldn't that make her a, ah, a , ah, there's a word for that...

971 days ago
39.

Holly    

He should be in prison, or at least have to wear a sign warning women that he's a known rapist. Be careful, ladies! Rapist on the loose!

971 days ago
40.

Superman    

Told ya it happened. And a whole of bunch of sc*mbags (even more than ones posting now) were taking Ben's side!

971 days ago
41.

JimmydeansausageCo.    

Wonder what kinda TV it was

971 days ago
42.

Pete Beau    

**** me up..esp when you blow a game.

971 days ago
43.

Jim    

But remember, he's "not guilty". Remember? That's what all people do that are "not guilty", they PAY a cash settlement. Right? Yeah, right. GUILTY!!! But EVERYONE already knew that, yet you keep supporting him in football. Idiots.

971 days ago
44.

ben    

typical whore looking for a pay day, and I hate the steelers

971 days ago
45.

kim    

Wit, he raped 2 girls?

971 days ago
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